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NightLife at the California Academy of Sciences
55 Music Concourse Dr, San Francisco, California 94118
The creatures come out at NightLife as the Academy partners with Bay Area Science Festival and Peaches Christ Productions to transform the museum into a spine-tingling, supernatural tribute to '80s horror movies and creatures even stranger than life.
Music by DJ Omar (POPSCENE); Performance by Peaches Christ
Tickets: bit.ly/2xzo5pN — advance purchase recommended!
→ Come in costume for our annual Halloween bash for a fright night of epic proportions.
→ Tour a haunted museum full of scientific curiosities and monsters from the “Upside Down” and terrifying hybrid pterodactyl creations hacked by the mad scientists of Chimeric Enterprises (aka the Bay Area Science Festival).
→ Throughout the night, DJ Omar provides a fitting “Monster Mash” for a thriller of a dance floor bash.
→ Don’t miss the centerpiece of the night—a drag show and costume contest hosted by local drag legend Peaches Christ, whose performance can always be counted on to raise hell and bring out the evil dead.
→ Curious spirits can learn about spiders, ants, and other creepy creatures with Academy scientists while enjoying Halloween-themed spirits and cocktails of their own.
→ Enjoy every ‘80s-movie kid’s favorite pastime and blow off steam in a “haunted” arcade in the Philippine Coral Reef.
→ In the Planetarium, embark on a “Haunted Tour of the Night Sky.”
→ Head outside for your last chance to view Quarso’s SpaceWay, the immersive installation that has been lighting up our garden this summer.
Please note premier ticket pricing: $20 per person, $17 for Academy members
— This is one of our most popular events of the year and often sells out. We highly recommend purchasing tickets in advance.
— Last entry for our Rainforest dome is at 7:45 pm. Please note: drinks are not allowed inside the Rainforest exhibit.
— Planetarium passes are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Early event arrival is strongly recommended due to limited capacity and high demand for passes.
— Enjoy a different fresh seasonal «craft on draft» cocktail at each NightLife bar area. All bars accept cash and credit cards.
— A variety of food options are available at NightLife, including The Academy Café, The Terrace, and a food cart located in the front lobby.
— Special programs and lectures may have limited seating and admission will also be made available to visitors on a first-come, first-served basis.
— Programming lineup subject to change.